Linnaea Vineyards

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Intelligent wines from some of the world's
most interesting wine regions, Linnaea Vineyards, at
No. No. 15 Farmer St Brighton East VIC 3187, in Australia
License No......... [  36120159  ] 

Historia Linnaeum

Stemming from the middle name of our daughter, Linnaea Vineyards is the personal wine label of husband and wife team Michelle Edwards and Daniel Fischl. We will concentrate on producing small batches of intelligent wines from some of the world's most interesting wine regions.

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Michelle Edwards, Winemaker
Daniel Fischl, Agricultural Scientist

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The science nerds amongst you will notice that our wine names are based upon the Linnaean Binomial System of genus + species, created by naturalist and innovator Carl Linnaeus. The first project brings us Linnaea Rhizotomi, a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Howell Mountain region of Napa Valley. Our first Italian project brings to our shores Linnaea Apica, a delightfully playful Moscato D’Asti from Piedmont Italy. Now, we introduce our first home-grown wine, Linnaea Arlequin, a cavortingly opulent Cabernet Sauvignon from Heathcote in Victoria. Still to come, our Barolo project is edging tantalisingly closer...

Nascent Linnaea projects include Barolo also from Piedmont, Italy and both red and white wines from Victoria, Australia.

Grab your monocle and view SOME PHOTOS of the birth of the Linnaean species.

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Linnaea Arlequin 2011
Linnaea Arlequin
2011
Cabernet Sauvignon

Heathcote, Victoria

Tasting Notes

At once both lithe and libertine, steeped in whimsical quicksilver, our jester relegates folly to the darkest corners of the Royal Court. Born in a maddening storm that might have shaken Zeus to the bones, this wine returns cavorting merriment to the subtle refugia of the banal, for a wise woman once said there is little to gain by caution and little to lose by candour. Steeped in blueberry, rose hips, plum, violets, airy dried floral aromatics with just a sniff of leather, the Linnaea Arlequin 2011 defies the vicissitudes of the Nephelae and delivers a feast for fools. A well structured, old world mouthfeel dancing with orange oil, plum, soy, and food-craving brightness, this Cabernet Sauvignon dares entertain without being too demanding of your attention. A friend in merry-making and memory-making, shaking its bells at the havoc cast about.

AUD $33.00
Linnaea Rhizotomi 2008
Linnaea Rhizotomi
2008
Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley

Tasting Notes

Bemused by wine’s hilarious flirtation with the human persona, we picture this wine curtseying on a tightrope, strung between the well-tailored decadence of the sublime dandy and the brooding somnolence of a beat poet. Ganache, sandalwood, ambery rose and citrus cherry stuffed into a chypre belly are a few of the lasting impressions. Close your eyes just long enough and diffusions of sun-baked basalt amid wafting petrichor give a hint of this wine’s where-from. While an enticing orchestration of flavours keeps you slurping, its dripping fattiness with soaring mouthfuls of blue and black fruit intensity play seductively against a minerality that dares to betray its own seamlessness but can’t. Hyperbole? Perhaps, but see for yourself. Patience will be rewarded with decadence, so decanting is necessary in its infancy. Roll out the red carpet, she’s here dressed to the nines...

About Wine

This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon represents the anatomy of a mountain. Sourced from three vineyards, this wine is fashioned from grapes grown on a rocky knoll at the top of Howell Mountain, a broad shelf of volcanic detritus halfway up, and an ashy deposit at the foot of Howell Mountain. Native fermentation. 158 cases produced.

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The rhizotomi were the forefathers of chemists and medics. They had intimate knowledge of the plants, when to collect, the seasons, their medicinal effects and so on, eventually corralling their missives into their own private herbaria. This wine pays respect to the source of our fruit: the personal vineyards of doctors, true modern day rhizotomi.

AUD $55.00
Linnaea Apica
2011
Moscato D'Asti DOCG

Piemonte, Italy

Tasting Notes

Like bees to honey the attraction to our 2011 Linnaea Apica Moscato D’Asti DOCG is pure and irresistible. Pop the cork and a cheerful mix of honeyed apricots, citrus floral, white peach and honeysuckle scents come bubbling right out behind it. Grab a cup, deliver a dram, and delight in an eager palate replete with sparkling, refreshing, creamy sweet succulence that is balanced with a crisp perfumed acidity. Nothing edgy, nothing over the top, just the promise of enhanced memories amongst friends and loved ones, and low alcohol to boot. Picnics are made more perfect, brunches more brunchy and life’s traditions more bright. The bees knew a thing or two about this grape, and had a good time pollinating it. Add some sophistication and our spin on traditional Italian winemaking, and we get to enjoy the bounty of Linnaea Apica Moscato D’Asti made from those very same grapes.

AUD $27.00
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Linnaea Rhizotomi
2009
Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley

Tasting Notes

The door opens, in struts a confident stranger in a bespoke suit, a dichotomy of whimsy in tweed pants and wellingtons, mismatched socks and a muscular build, like an ivy league professor who DJs at night. Move over hipsters and wannabes, you might get hurt. The bigger brother of the 2008 Rhizotomi, the 2009 vintage was a powerhouse, a brazen hegemony of the angry over the polite. An inky, tumultuous collection of ferrous clay, tamarind, orange and rose oils, blackstrap molasses, plum, kirsch, jujube, hawthorn berry, star anise, lavender, iris root and dried peony. Hardly bashful, a bright entry gives way to a chewy, fiery-tempered wine both powerful and seductive, a wine that grabs you, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear that you better be considering the roast. Made for the ages, this is a friend to food and a foe to the meek.

AUD $55.00
Linnaea Trifulau
2010
Barolo D.O.C.G.

Piemonte, Italy

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LINNAEA VINEYARDS

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Ridiculously GOOD wines made,
sold AND distributed by

MICHELLE EDWARDS
michelle@linnaeavineyards.com

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DANIEL FISCHL
daniel@linnaeavineyards.com

15 FARMER STREET
BRIGHTON EAST VIC 3187
AUSTRALIA

+61 (0)3 9592 2945

A.B.N. 97 142 507 524

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